Florida breaks its one-day record for new cases of coronavirus, almost tying the New York State peak daily bill set in April.
Florida on Saturday reported 11,458 new cases of infection with the virus, which breaks its previous records and approaches New York’s highest daily bill in April was 11,571According to NBC Miami and the New York State Department of Health.
New York’s peak was the highest one-day count in the country so far, according to Marketwatch
In Florida, almost all new cases, 11,445, were among state residents.
The state is in number 11, where the numbers have risen sharply, at least twice in the past two weeks. Other states, mainly in the south and west, are: Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas, according to an analysis by NBC News.
Meanwhile, the US as a whole reported 53,213 new cases, the second day in a row with more than 50,000. according to the World Health Organization, According to WHO, more than 2.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 128,481 people are registered in the country.
In Florida Miami Dade County efforts to slow the spread of the virus turn on a new curfew from 10pm. until 6 in the morning, which began on Friday evening. County Mayor Carlos A. Jimenez also said he is rolling back the opening of entertainment venues, including cinemas, bowling alleys and casinos under the control of the county. The county previously closed its beaches on Independence Day holiday weekends.
State Governor Ron De Santis, a Republican, meanwhile encourages people in the state to wear protective masks, but does not make this a mandatory requirement.
DeSantis’ communications director, Helen Aguirre Ferre, said in an e-mail that the increase in state affairs is partly due to Florida also setting a new record for the number of tests completed: 85,086. According to her, the percentage of those who received positive results remained constant and amounted to 14 percent.
The governor’s office noted that most Floridians already live in disguise, as densely populated counties such as Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Duval and Hillsboro have already accepted such requirements.
“Governor DeSantis continues to emphasize the importance of personal responsibility, helping to defeat COVID,” Ferre said in an email. “Florida issued public service announcements in English and Spanish, emphasizing the importance of wearing a face and avoiding 3s: crowded places, enclosed spaces and places of close contact.”
Group 10 Democratic lawmakers urge DeSantis to allow masks on Friday for all of Florida, reports NBC Miami.
“Watching the destruction that COVID-19 is causing in our communities, we strongly recommend that the state of Florida must wear a protective mask for their nose and mouth when they are in a business or other building that is open to the public, and also in public places when social distancing is impossible, ”lawmakers wrote to the governor: Guardian of Orlando reported.